Love Again stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan recently revealed a shocking fact about the movie. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the duo said that they never filmed any scenes in person with Celine Dion for their latest rom-com due to COVID-19. The shooting happened during the pandemic, which made it difficult for people to travel. As a result, they shot a lot of the scenes on sound stages and on green screens.
Why they didn’t shoot together?
Heughan explained that he and Chopra Jonas mainly filmed in the UK. Meanwhile, Dion was in Canada. As a result, it was impossible for them to film together. This was one of the challenges of working during the pandemic. The Citadel actress noted that they filmed the movie when Hollywood was figuring out how to navigate COVID, and it was right at the beginning.
Thanks to the director, movie extras, and Dion, Heughan said it all came together. He praised the director, Jim Strouse, who he said was amazing to work with. They got extras and people to read Dion’s lines. Also, Dion herself was very professional. So it all worked out well. He added that he thought the scenes with Dion worked out great and that they did some great magic in the movie.
Story of the movie
Love Again follows Mira Ray played by Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The story begins as Mira deals with the death of her fiancé by sending romantic text messages to his old cell phone number. But she doesn’t realize that someone new has the number – journalist Rob Burns portrayed by Heughan. As he begins to fall in love with her romantic messages, he enlists the help of megastar Celine Dion who plays herself to win her over.
Dion’s song for the movie
Chopra Jonas told the outlet that she loved working with the “My Heart Will Go On” singer. It was really fun to watch her playing a fictionalized version of herself for the film. She said Dion is talented, entertaining, and self-aware, and it was really fun to work with her. Dion had also given them five new songs for the movie and was behind the project, which felt great. Furthermore, the original music from Dion was hard to resist. Needless to say, it made really hard to think of a reason not to do this movie.
Heughan added that the cast and crew were really lucky that Dion chose this project. The messages in her music made her a perfect fit for the role. Needless to say, she did a complete justice to her role and the movie.
In conclusion, Love Again stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan never filmed any scenes in person with Celine Dion for their latest rom-com due to COVID-19. However, with the help of the director, movie extras, and Dion’s professionalism, the scenes with Dion worked out great. The movie features original music from Dion and a fictionalized version of herself, which Chopra Jonas loved.